Ladakh peasants given hybrid vegetable seeds: Mir
Jammu, Feb 24: Minister for Agriculture Ghulam Hassan Mir has said that over 4.39 quintals of hybrid vegetable seeds of cauliflower, Onion, Cabbage, Letuce and Chinese Cabbage have been distributed to the peasants of Ladakh region during last 2 years by the Agriculture department.
This was stated by the Minister in reply to a question by T. Namgiyal today in Legislative Assembly. He said the vegetable hybrid seeds are being provided to the farmers on 75 % subsidized cost as per the availability of funds.
The Minister said that the Agriculture department arranges the hybrid vegetable seeds on priority basis to the extent of the demand from the farming community subject to the availability of funds and subsidy component on the distribution of hybrid vegetable seeds.
Mir said that seeds are being purchased from National Agriculture Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd., Rudrapur, Utranchal and National Cooperative Consumers Federation of India, Gandhinagar Jammu.
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